The task for this project was to compose nine pieces for woodwind instruments for nine different scales. The scales I used are always given above the pieces.
Whole-tone scale a
2. Whole tone scale b
3. East European Major Scale
4. East European minor scale
5. Middle Eastern eight-note scale a
6. Middle Eastern eight note scale b
7. Nine-note scale a
8. Nine-note scale b
9. Chromatic Scale
With this scale I allowed myself to use Arnold Schönbergs “Twelve-tone-technique”, which doesn’t allow a note to be played a second time unless all the other eleven notes have been played before. This technique has a defined row of the given twelve notes. The row can be reversed (called retrograde), played with mirrored intervals (inversion) or both of them combined (retrograde inversion).
This is furthermore a piece, where I chose to use the Clarinet a second time, simply because of its wide range and its ability to swap between fff and ppp very rapidly.